Commercial Oyster Industry
Mississippi Commercial Oyster Industry
The annual Mississippi commercial Eastern oyster landings (in million pounds) since 1980 are shown below. There were a lot of years between 1880 and 1948 when data on annual landings were not available. The data from 1880 to 1949 were retrieved from the available copies of the annual reports published by NOAA Fisheries. The data from 1950 to 2018 were compiled from the NOAA Fisheries website.
In response to requests by state regulatory agencies and seafood organizations, the 2009 (and later) economic contributions of the Mississippi seafood industry by major species were imputed from state estimates published by NOAA Fisheries. Extension and research publications were developed to document the economic contributions of the major seafood species landed, processed, sold, and consumed in Mississippi.
Sales are the gross sales by businesses within the economic region affected by an activity. Sales, income, value-added, and tax contributions are measured in dollars. Employment or job contribution is expressed in terms of a mix of both full-time and part-time jobs. The total economic contribution is the sum of direct, indirect, and induced contributions.
The economic contributions of the oyster industry in 2009 are shown in the table below. The sales contributions reached $23.72 million in 2009 and generated 562 full-time and part-time jobs. Income contribution was $9.0 million, and value-added created was $11.9 million. The industry added tax impacts reaching $1.15 million.
|2009 Economic Impacts of Mississippi Oyster Industry By Sector Without Imports|
|Sector||Sales impacts (M$)||Job impacts||Income impacts (M$)||Value-added impacts (M$)||Indirect tax impacts (M$)|
Table 1 shows estimates of the 2009 economic contributions of the
Mississippi oyster industry from MAFES Bulletin 1209.
The economic impacts of the Mississippi oyster industry in 2011 are shown in the table below. The sales impacts of the industry reached more than $13 million in 2011 and created about 354 full-time and part-time jobs in the same year. Income contribution was $5.62 million, and value-added created was $7.18 million. The industry added tax impacts reaching $1.32 million.
|2011 Economic Impacts of Mississippi Oyster Industry By Sector Without Imports|
|Sector||Sales impacts (M$)||Job impacts||Income impacts (M$)||Value-added impacts (M$)||Tax impacts (M$)|
Table 2 shows estimates of the 2011 economic contributions of the Mississippi crab industry from https://coastal.msstate.edu/oyster-economic-impact.
Updated 2015 estimates of the economic contributions of the combined crab and oyster industries in Mississippi are shown below. Due to the confidentiality of the 2015 data, NOAA Fisheries estimates were combined for the two sectors. The combined sales contributions totaled $35 million and generated 831 full-time and part-time jobs. Pooled-income contributions were $14.8 million, and value-added created was $18.9 million.
|Economic contributions of Mississippi oyster and crab industry by sector and type, 2015|
|Sector||Sales contributions (M$)||Job contributions||Income contributions (M$)||Value-added contributions (M$)|
|Seafood processors & dealers||4.0||48||1.6||2.0|
|Seafood wholesalers & distributors||3.2||31||1.1||1.4|
Table 3 shows the combined estimates of the 2015 economic contributions of the Mississippi crab and oyster sectors from Extension publication 3194.
LAPLACE, La. -- Heavy rainfall and snowmelt from the Midwest in 2019 led to three major firsts in the Bonnet Carré Spillway’s history, resulting in a massive influx of fresh water that caused adverse effects on marine life and seafood industries across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing the Bonnet Carré Spillway this week, economic impacts of its months-long opening are expected to be felt in the seafood industry for years to come.
ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State University representatives met with agricultural clients in Ellisville recently to discuss research and education needs for 2018. More than 115 individuals attended this year's event.
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippi State University researchers and Extension Service agents heard suggestions from Coastal area agricultural producers and industry leaders about the research and education they need from the university in 2017.
The MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center Producer Advisory Council meeting was held on Feb. 28 in Biloxi. The annual meeting helps the university allocate time and resources to the most important issues facing Mississippi's agricultural producers and related industries.
BILOXI, Miss. -- Wild-caught shrimp contribute millions of dollars to Mississippi’s economy each year, and experts say better flavor gives them a competitive advantage over imported and pond-raised shrimp.
Dave Burrage, Mississippi State University Extension Service fisheries specialist, said consumers who participate in blind taste tests tend to prefer the taste of wild-caught Gulf shrimp over that of pond-raised, imported products.